Regency Beauty announces nationwide closure of all its campuses

Regency Beauty announces nationwide closure of all its campuses. (Provided Photo/Regency Beauty Institute's website)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Regency Beauty Institute has announced that it is closing all 79 of its campuses nationwide.

The beauty school has three locations in the Indianapolis area.

Regency Beauty Institute posted this statement to its website:

“This is incredibly difficult news for everyone affected: especially our students, teachers, and staff. We recognize that some of you may be finding this out for the first time by reading this. We are truly sorry for the abrupt nature of this information.

How did this happen? In short, the organization does not have the cash to continue to run the business. There are multiple intertwined reasons: declining numbers of cosmetology students nationwide, a negative characterization of for-profit education by regulators and politicians that continues to worsen and, in light of these factors, an inability to obtain continued financing.

This is not another case of a school being forced to shut down because it was accused of wrongdoing. We held ourselves to high educational and ethical standards. The environment is simply not one that allows us to remain open. We diligently explored a range of strategic options that would benefit our students, teachers, and staff — and allow us to remain open. Unfortunately, those efforts were not successful.”

The website: also includes instructions for its current students.